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INTRODUCTION

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE contains Venlafaxine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidepressants. It is used in adults to treat depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks (fear).

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistant depressed mood, lack of interest, feeling of guilt, sleep disturbances or sucidial thoughts for a prolonged period (more than 2 weeks) that causes significant impairment in performing day-to-day activities.

Before taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have diabetes or any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have or have a family history of bipolar disorder, mania or epilepsy. Do not take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor.

The most common side effects of taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE are headache, dizziness, drowsiness, lack of sleep, dry mouth and sexual problems. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsen.

USES OF VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE

It is used in adults to treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (both generalized and social-anxiety)
  • Panic attacks (fear)

HOW VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE WORKS

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is a potent antidepressant drug. It contains a medicine called venlafaxine which is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI). It acts by increasing the levels of certain chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine) within the brain that elevates your mood and stabilizes mental health. As a result, it makes you feel active and energetic and reduces unnecessary fear and anxiety.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE with food or as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of theray for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Do not stop taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE abruptly as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as aggressiveness, tiredness, dizziness, sleeplessness, nightmares, dry mouth, nervousness, agitation, confusion or ringing in the ears.

SIDE EFFECTS OF VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE

COMMON

  • dizziness, headache, drowsiness
  • insomnia (lack of sleep)
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, constipation
  • dry mouth
  • sweating (including night sweats)
  • confusion, agitation, nervousness, abnormal dreams
  • lack of orgasm, decreased sex drive, problems in erection or sperm release
  • tremor
  • fast heartbeat, palpitations
  • flushing of skin, skin rash, itching
  • increased frequency of urination, inability to pass urine
  • irregular periods
  • increased bleeding tendency
  • tiredness, weakness, chills
  • weight gain, weight loss
  • increased cholesterol levels

UNCOMMON

  • overactivity, racing thoughts, and mania
  • hallucinations
  • loss of balance, involuntary movements of the muscles
  • feeling dizzy (mainly when standing up too quickly)

RARE

Stop taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swellling of the face, lips, tongue and throat which causes difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • severe allergic skin reactions with blistering and peeling of skin
  • signs of serotonin syndrome (feeling agitated, hallucinations, confusion, loss of consciousness, fast heartbeat, feeling dizzy, increased sweating, flushing, tremors, stiff muscles, or muscle twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or seizures)
  • signs of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (such as fever, fast heartbeat, sweating, severe muscle stiffness, confusion, increased muscle enzymes)
  • signs of infection, such as high temperature, chills, shivering, headaches, sweating, and flu-like symptoms (may be a sign of blood disorders)
  • unexplained weakness, muscle pain, or tenderness (may be a sign of rhabdomyolysis)
  • worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • increased signs of bleeding or bruising
  • problems in vision (such as blurred vision, dilated pupils)
  • black tarry or bloody stools

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

Nausea:

Take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will evaluate the risks and benefits of the therapy and prescribes you with this medicine only if the benefits overweigh the risk to the growing baby. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE may pass through the breast milk. Therefore, it should be used in breastfeeding women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE.

KIDNEY

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to Venlafaxine.

HEART DISEASE

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as high blood pressure or abnormal heartbeat). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you:

  • have or ever had any bleeding problems
  • have or have a family history of various mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, mania, and hypomania)
  • have diabetes
  • have ever felt extremely sad with suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • have or ever had seizures (fits)
  • have low blood sodium levels (causing tiredness, confusion, and muscle weakness)
  • have glaucoma

Use in pediatrics:

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

 Use in geriatrics:

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions –

Before taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • other medicines used to treat depression such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Ex. moclobemide, isocarboxazid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine), tricyclic antidepressants (Ex. amitriptyline, nortriptyline), lithium, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, escitalopram etc.
  • buprenorphine (a medicine used for pain relief or opiod dependence)
  • linezolid (an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infection)
  • sibutramine (a medicine used for weight loss)
  • intravenous methylene blue (used to treat abnormal methemoglobin levels in blood)
  • medicines used to treat migraine headaches (such as sumatriptan, zolmitriptan)
  • fentanyl (an opioid analgesic used for pain relief)
  • tramadol (used for pain relief)
  • tryptophan (an aminoacid used for maintaing mental health)
  • amphetamines (used as CNS stimulants) Ex. dexamphetamine and lisdexamphetamine
  • dextromethorphan (a cough medicine)
  • methadone (a medicine used to treat pain or drug addiction)
  • pentazocaine (an anesthetic used to cause numbness before surgeries)
  • St. John’s Wort (a herbal medicine used to treat depression)
  • medicines that can affect blood clotting (such as aspirin or warfarin)
  • medicines used to treat psychotic disorders (Ex. chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine, trihexiphenidyl, haloperidol or risperidone)
  • medicines used to treat heart problems (Ex. quinidine, amiodarone, sotalol, metoprolol or defatilide)
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (Ex. erythromycin or moxifloxacin)
  • antihistamines (used to treat allergies) Ex. fexofenadine, levocetirizine
  • medicines used to treat fungal infection (Ex. ketoconazole)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally consumed more VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage might include fast heartbeat, sleepiness, blurred vision, fits and vomiting.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Venlafaxine
Pharmacological Category :   Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) 
Therapeutic Indication :   Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE out of reach of children
  • Store VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE

What is the use of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE?

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is an antidepressant medicine used to treat depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks in adults.

How long does it take for VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE to work?

It may take several weeks for VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE to heal your condition. Therefore, continue to take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor without any interruption.

Is VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE a strong antidepressant?

Yes. VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is a strong antidepressant that effectively controls signs of depression, anxiety and fear. It works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals (serotonin and noreipherine) within the brain that stabilizes mental health.

What is the best time to take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE?

Take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE approximately at the same time each day. You can take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE either in the morning or in the evening as per doctor’s instructions. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect and it would also help you remember your daily dose.

Can VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE be used to reduce anxiety?

Yes. VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is an antidepressant medicine used to treat depression, anxiety disorders and panic attacks in adults.

How does VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE works?

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is a potent antidepressant drug. It acts by increasing the levels of certain chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine) within the brain that elevates your mood and stabilizes mental health. As a result, it makes you feel active and energetic and reduces the signs of anxiety and fear.

Can I take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE in the mornings?

Take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE approximately at the same time each day. You can take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE either in the morning or in the evening as per doctor’s instructions. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect and it would also help you remember your daily dose.

Can VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE cause weight gain?

Yes. Weight gain is one of the common side effects of taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE. If this side effect bothers you, contact your doctor.

Will VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE reduce my sex drive?

Yes. VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE may affect your sexual life. It may decrease sex drive or causing problems in orgasm, ejaculation or erection. Therefore, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.

Will the use of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE make you feel sleepy or tired?

Yes, VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE can make your feel sleepy, drowsy, or tired. Do not drive or handle heavy machines or tool if you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your drowsiness.

What precautions must be followed while taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE?

Before taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have diabetes, or any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have or have a family history of bipolar disorder, mania or epilepsy. Do not take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor. Avoid taking other antidepressant medicines concomittantly while taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor. Take VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worsening or depression, unusual behaviour or have suicidal thoughts or behaviour after taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE.

Can VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE be used in children?

VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

What to do if I forget to take a dose of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE?

If you forget to take a dose of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.

Will taking a higher dose of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE than the prescribed one be beneficial?

No, taking a higher dose of VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.

Can I stop taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE once my symptoms subside?

No. Do not stop taking VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. You may feel better after 2 weeks of therapy with VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE, but it might take several weeks for you to experience complete benefits. Also, sudden discontinuation of therapy may cause withdrawal symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, irritability, lack of sleep, diarrhea, anxiety, abnormal dreams, fatigue, and increased sweating.

Can VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE be taken daily?

Yes. VENLIFT OD 75MG CAPSULE can be taken daily as per your doctor’s instruction. However, if you are doubtful, consult your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antidepressants and Anti-anxiety Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. 7th Edition. 2013. Page – 462.

2. Gavin J. Lyndon, Rita Prieto, Dalia B. Wajsbrot, Christer Allgulander and Borwin Bandelow. Efficacy of venlafaxine extended release in major depressive disorder patients: effect of baseline anxiety symptom severity. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center of Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. May 2019. [Accessed on 26th November 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445597/

3. Aspire Pharma Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in March 2022]. [Accessed on 26th November 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2686.pdf

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AUTHOR DETAILS

Written By Srilekha. R, B.Pharm
Last updated on 29 Nov 2022 | 10:24 AM(IST)

PRODUCT DETAILS
    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    VENLAFAXINE 75MG (OD)
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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